It was a great start to the 2010 road race league campaign for Rutland last night who managed a one two in the first event at Torworth. Jamie Burgan (true Rutler currently riding for Boneshakers) outsprinted Marc Mallender at the end of the seven lap race to bag maximum points.
It was the first night of the revised structure of the event which is now split in three separate leagues. Last night Group C and Group B were in action and we had Rutland riders in both groups.
The new un-handicapped structure of the events suited the Rutland riders attacking style down to tea. The race started in a lively fashion with Rutlands Danny Lowthorpe involved in a early move which went away virtually from the gun. After three laps Jamie and Marc bridged the gap and then blasted straight past to form a leading duo that forged ahead to gain a gap of approximately one minute by the line.
Steve had a dig of his own on the last lap but that was brought back before the bunch contested a hectic bunch sprint which was won by Sheff Recs Marc Etches, who rounded the podium off in third.
In the Group B race…I’m not sure what happened….all I know is that Dave was riding and finished in the bunch. Fancy writing a report for us Dave ???
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Congratulations go out anyway to Marc and Jamie for a great Rutland 1-2 !!!